Adjacent to the U.S. Naval installation is the memorial ship, Mikasa. In front of the ship is this statue of Admiral Togo. Yokosuka has always been a major player in Japanese naval operations, giving the town a rich, if young, history.
Inside a base home - the elegant austere Japanese sensibility influenced many of the American wives living on base. This shot is of my mom's first arrangement for an ikebana class she took.Filipino furniture (such as the papasan below) infiltrated base housing decor. For siblings, the papasan could be used for a death match (seen here), a serene enclosed place to listen to records with the earphones, or, when inverted, as a prison cell for the younger brother. In short, there was no shortage of usages for the papasan.Lovely home in the rural setting of Nagai next to a daikon patch.
The USS Midway
The Tip of the Sword: A Brief History of the USS Midway
Gator Control: The VA-115
Aircraft of the USS Midway
On the Deck and In the Air, 1974-77
Pollywog to Shellback: Crossing the Line, 1975
Japan: A Forward-based Homefront
Home: Yokosuka and Nagai
Japan: Kamakura, Fuji and Izu areas
Ports of Call